There are many different ways to support our church and its community outreach.
Our Collection Plate
At Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, we take a collection during both services. We donate 100% of the loose plate money raised from Sunday morning worship to local charities, so that our collection plate serves the community. As with many faith traditions, giving to charity is a core aspect of, and in keeping with, our UU values. However, members and visitors may also choose to designate their offering for the church by putting it inside the envelopes provided.
Every Westside member is asked to give what they can — their time, talent, and/or treasure -- to support our church’s operation and programs. Members may make a one-time donation for causes, projects, and other needs that the church supports. And they are asked to pledge their financial support for our church annually via a stewardship campaign.
The 2020 Stewardship Campaign theme is Gratitude Quest. The campaign kicks off in March. Key dates are:
- March 29 Rev. Shari Woodbury will give a reflection on stewardship.
- April 12 Commitment Sunday, when we hope to wrap up the campaign.
You can find related documents here, and you can find updates and reminders about the campaign on our Facebook page. If you would like to help us with the campaign, please email office@Westside UU.org. We hope everyone will join us for Gratitude Quest 2020!
Members can support the long-term health of the church by contributing to our Endowment Fund. The investment and distribution of the fund is guided by our Endowment Distribution and Investment Policy. Donations can be made to one of three funds, all of which require congregational approval for disbursement:
- Perpetual Fund -Fund principal is held in perpetuity.
- Building Fund - Distributions from this fund must be used for land or building-related purposes only.
- Flexible Fund - Distributions from this fund may be used for a variety of purposes.
Give online using our secure form. You can donate as part of your pledge, to our endowment fund, a one time gift or even to our plate offering that goes to a local charity.
Donate by App
Westside can now receive donations through the GivePlus App. With GivePlus, you can quickly and easily give to the church using your smartphone. Donations can be made with a credit or debit card. You can contribute as a guest user, or you can set up an account with will allow for recurring donations and allow you to view your giving history. GivePlus is a safe, secure way to make online donations to Westside!
Fill out a donation form and provide it with your donation to either the Financial Secretary, place in the Treasurer’s Inbox at the church or mail to Westside Unitarian Universalist Church